CASE COMMENTS: RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES - SALE OF BUSINESS – TRANSFER OF ESTABLISHED BUSINESS RELATIONS

Breach of business relations : The French Supreme Court considers that a sale of business does not automatically lead to the transfer of the seller’s business or contractual relations to the purchaser (Vivien, Poitou Boissons)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Can the business partner of the transferor of a business take advantage of the seniority of his relationship with the transferor when the transferee notifies the termination of the relationship? This is the question submitted to the Court of Cassation in the case that gave rise to its ruling of 15 September 2015. This case was between Poitou Boissons, which had taken over the business of Elidis Boissons in October 2005, before acquiring it on 30 March 2006, and Vivien, the

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Mary-Claude Mitchell, Breach of business relations : The French Supreme Court considers that a sale of business does not automatically lead to the transfer of the seller’s business or contractual relations to the purchaser (Vivien, Poitou Boissons), 15 September 2015, Concurrences N° 4-2015, Art. N° 76127, pp. 138-139

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